Shauna Robinson (shauna1354)West Yorkshire, England
Shauna's Favorite Movies
Dustin Hoffman is really incredible in his breakthrough role , I can really understand why his career took off after this was released. This film is a benchmark in so many ways. It's fantastically shot, so many memorable scenes, from the scuba diving scene to the ending scene on the bus. Anne Bancroft was perfect and was even better combined with Hoffman. Katharine Ross in a weaker supporting role but still pulls it off. It's hard to ignore the comedic element as it will have you laughing out loud every so often. Simon and Garfunkel soundtrack was wonderful, never has a song (The Sounds of Silence) matched the mood of a film as much. This film is a timeless masterpiece that is still as funny and still as affecting to today's audience.
Trainspotting is one of the best British films ever made and my favourite film of all time. It's gritty, edgy, unrelenting and is secure in it's status as a cultural phenomenon. Based on the incredible novel of the same name by Irvine Welsh. Trainspotting chronicles the lives of a bunch of friends immersed in the Edinburgh drug scene. Ewan McGregor gives his best performance to date as troubled protaganist Renton and Ewen Bremner equally incredible as his dopey yet loveable best mate Spud. Robert Carlyle gives easily the best performance as quick tempered egomaniac Frank Begbie and in my opinion is one of the best and most entertaining characters although not likeable ever seen in film. From all the films of his I have seen, Trainspotting remains Danny Boyle's finest hour, it's a daring work of art which was a breath of fresh air to british film-making. This is film that must be seen. The characters are brilliant and especially the conversations they carry out with each other (a personal favourite of mine is Sick Boy's theory of life). Filled with memorable scenes, great use of black comedy and a perfect soundtrack, Trainspotting is the ultimate experience.